EMAC Course Explores the Driving Force Behind the Social Web

July 23, 2013
Cindy Shen
Cindy Shen

In a revised version of EMAC 3328, Professor Cuihua (Cindy) Shen will lead students in an exploration of the implications of digital media on the ways in which people engage in community life.

This course is designed for students interested in understanding and designing online communities using a variety of social media. Students will survey the history, theory, empirical research of online communities and many of the Web 2.0 applications that are driving the growth of the social web. During the first half of the semester, students will read theoretical literature on community and communication from multiple disciplines. Classes in second half of the semester provide more in-depth examination of topic-specific online communities including gaming, entertainment, teamwork, and mobile communities.

To course description for EMAC 3328 can be viewed on the UT Dallas Arts and Humanities Website.